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R&D Sensory Team Leader - 12 month FTC

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Date: 16-Jun-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

 

Sensory Panel Leader
Hemel Hempstead

12 month FTC
From Pepsi to Tango, J2O to Robinsons, Britvic's brands have all become truly household names. Britvic is aiming to push the boundaries with what we can do with our products using cutting edge technology to influence and inspire our well loved brands to become even better. 
Our R&D team is uniquely positioned to shape the future of soft drinks by bringing breakthrough innovation to life. We’re people-centred and deeply collaborative to unlock innovation and growth against our four strategic priorities: 
• Build local favourites and global premium brands 
• Flavour billions of water occasions 
• Healthier People, Healthier Planet
• Access new growth spaces 
Our R&D team consists of highly trained scientists and professionals who work collaboratively with internal and external expert partners. Our team use science and technology to transform the future of soft drinks, creating products and packaging that help our consumers to ‘enjoy life’s everyday moments’ with a positive impact on environment and society. 
As our Sensory Panel Leader, you will be responsible for facilitating and leading Britvic’s trained panels and laboratory team in the assessment of products across all soft drink types and portfolios. In this you will ensure that best practice is followed, and the required quantitative and qualitative data is captured to support the product and pack development teams in projects providing, guidance and support across a range of business needs. The role requires effective leadership of a large collective team of sensory tasters, in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail and execution of instructions is critical to delivering business needs. 
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
•    A-levels essential, degree preferred in a food science or scientific based discipline. 
•    Knowledge of managing a team of panelists to meet a common goal. 
•    FMCG Experience, including extensive knowledge of sensory science methodology and application of discipline is essential. 
•    Experience in conducting sensory panels is essential and working with a large diverse team. 
•    Experience in the use of sensory software data acquisition tools as well as analytical tools is essential. 
•    Extensive knowledge of statistical data analysis desired. 
If this sounds like it could be you and our values and ambitions resonate then we would love to hear from you. If successful you can join us in delivering Britvic’s strategic objectives and delivering on our continued commitment to our People, our Planet and our Performance and in return you can expect to receive all the commitment, benefits and support you need to succeed in your role. 

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive

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